New Delhi: April 20, 2011
Only around 6% of cases filed against doctors involved in sex-selection practices in the 17 states which have the most skewed sex ratio have ended up in convictions till date. According to Union health ministry’s latest data — prepared for a crucial meeting of health secretaries of the 17 states on Wednesday — a total of 805 cases have been filed in court against doctors till March 31, ever since the revised Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act came into force. Only 55 convictions have been recorded since then.
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